Recent lawsuits could render the latest form of in-office slavery obsolete; an LGBT group visits a paradisiacal island to honor gays once relegated there under Mussolini’s fascist rule; meanwhile, death squads in Honduras are still fueled by U.S. dollars. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The Movimento Sociale-Fiamma Tricolore party in Italy has offered to pay $1,940 to parents who name their children after Benito Mussolini or his wife Rachele. The “purely casual” name game is meant to address low birthrates and not fascist nostalgia, according to the far-right party. Sure.
Hollywood stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney and Nicole Kidman are now personae non gratae in Rome, according to the Italian capital’s new mayor, Gianni Alemanno, a former fascist who thinks American stars shouldn’t be hyped at Rome’s annual film festival at the expense of Italian actors and directors.